You can get heat rash on your penis. It could also be a friction injury. Typically for these types of sores, besides leaving your penis alone to heal (no sex or masturbation), keeping it clean and dry (such as with powder), and free from further friction irritation (powder helps, as do looser undergarments), these type of incidental sores often heal in a couple weeks. Do not put OTC antibiotic ointments on your penis.View Thread
Hello, There is no circumstance that pain in the penis is normal. The description is insufficient to form any opinion of what the cause might be. He should make a prompt appointment with a urologist and until then, no sex or masturbation. Most likely it is a tiny injury that just need to heal. But it could also be a symptom of early kidney stone formation, or it could be something else entirely. Only a doctor (urologist) is going to make that determination. Your GP will not be able to help you.View Thread
Still a warning. Should always wear a jockstrap running regardless of how healthy. Still have it checked promptly. Early stages of anything are always the easiest to fix. Waiting until it is a serious problem significantly limits the options/remedies.View Thread
It probably is phimosis. You may have a skin infection that is causing further irritation or inflammation and making the issue worse. It is ESSENTIAL that you be able to fully retract your foreskin at all times. It is a medical problem when you cannot. Your parents should have been more responsible getting this addressed when you were a teen. But now that you are an adult, you need to see a urologist, get the issue addressed, and move on with your life. It will not likely involve any circumcision. You will need to treat any skin infection first. And then the urologist will give you some cream and instructions that will help you stretch your foreskin safely over the next 2-4 weeks until it is completely free at all times to move back and forth fully.
If this does not work, or you don't follow the instructions to make it work, the next step is to notch your foreskin so it works more like a shirt collar, relieving the tightness with the "V" and otherwise remaining intact (not a circumcision). In uncommon circumstances a skin infection could have caused permanent adhesions and surgery would be required to restore proper function of this area and prevent other more serious things from happening later, but the details would depend entirely on your specific circumstances. I couldn't guess, as I can't inspect the situation.
This should never have been left for 10 years. It should have been promptly handled when it first started happening. Now your options are more limited and may require more drastic remedies.View Thread
Any pain in the scrotum area is considered an emergency. You may have a mild hernia and it only becomes evident after a certain amount of strain such as from running.
It is critical that you see a doctor promptly to rule out a hernia, as a hernia can quickly become life-threatening at any time if left untreated, especially if yours becomes aggravated during physical activity.
Testicles don't tear.
Stretching does not make you taller. Every body compresses during the day due to gravity and when you sleep it returns to an uncompressed state. You cannot change your height without cutting bones, bracing them with a gap, and having the bones mend filling in the gap (as in the movie "Gattaca"). the only benefit to stretching is that you feel better.
While you can temporarily wear supportive undergarments, like a jock strap, when you run, this is only a temporary solution and does not address the underlying issue. About 25 percent of men develop a hernia in their lifetime, so it would not be uncommon for this to be an issue you may face.View Thread
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If you are feeling pain, you should immediately see a urologist. No kind of pain the penis is normal. Any pain in the scrotum is considered an emergency. Your general practitioner cannot help you. The urologist is not going to be embarrassed or do anything to embarrass you. They deal with penises all day every day and it's their job to professionally address your concerns.
I don't know anything about whether the visible blood vessels are a change for you, or if you only started looking when the issue started happening.
Either way, you should completely stop all masturbation and sex for several weeks until your penis has a chance to fully heal. Without being able to inspect the area, I cannot help you determine whether it is more likely that you have lymphangitis or if you have varicose veins. Both can cause similar symptoms, but are not the same condition.
Additionally, when you are taking antibiotics, you are not healthy enough to have sex. Some antibiotics also make your skin fragile and you could injure yourself by masturbating while taking such medications. I don't know the reason you're taking medication so I can't speculate further.
Please make an appointment to see a urologist as soon as possible.View Thread
The urethral opening is a very sensitive area, and the pummeling action of sex can make it more so. Many people have mild allergic reactions to latex or to various lubricants that aren't evident except during sex when exposure occurs with friction in very sensitive parts of your body.
If you were taking any cranberry supplements other than TheraCran or Ellura, you were wasting your money. None of the other 31 brands have enough of the proanthocyanidins to actually provide benefit. Aside from that, cranberry PACs only bind to the p-fimbria of e.coli bacteria, not the type-1 fimbria. So cranberry use only reduces your risk of a UTI by 50%, not 100%. And if you weren't using TheraCran or Ellura, your risk reduction was almost zero. Cranberry juice is as reliable as either supplement mentioned, but many people hate the taste, so choose a pill. Vitamin C and lemon juice have no benefit whatsoever.
There are many, many lubricants. Talk to your GYN about surgical lubricants that you might try that are free from chemicals or perfumes or whatever it is that is causing the inflammation of your urethra and entry of bacteria. Your GYN can also talk to you about non-latex condom options, and just generally about things you can do to reduce the risk of UTIs. They're certainly no fun, and they can become life-threatening, so nobody wants to you get them over and over.
It's not an uncommon problem and your doctor will have plenty of suggestions for you to try until you find one that works reliably without the infections occurring.View Thread